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MSR Tents
Reviews & Ratings of Best MSR Camping Tents & Gear

We take an honest look at the best MSR tents, like the Hubba Hubba, Zoid 2, Fury & Fling, and compare them with North Face, Eureka & Marmot camping tent reviews

We here at Camping Tent Reviews hold MSR camping gear & equipment in very high regard.

These are affordable products that are made with great precision, high quality of design, and will stands up against Mother Nature and Father Time admirably well.

Of course, not all MSR tents are worthy of such great praise. Not every swing is a homerun with MSR's camping gear lineup, but we have yet to come across a complete strikeout.

If you are looking for a new one-, two-, or three-person tent that you can rely on no matter the conditions or climate, keep reading to discover the best MSR tents.

Brief Reviews of MSR Camping Tents

MSR Mutha Hubba MSR Hubba Hubba MSR Fury HP
MSR Mutha Hubba MSR Hubba Hubba MSR Fury HP
MSR Carbon Reflex 2 MSR Stormking MSR Zoid 2
MSR Carbon Reflex 2 MSR Stormking MSR Zoid 2
MSR Zoid 1 MSR Fling MSR Missing Link
MSR Zoid 1 MSR Fling MSR Missing Link
MSR Board Room
MSR Board Room

MSR camping gear is a highlight of the backpacking industry.

We at Camping Tent Reviews feel very strongly that you'd be doing yourself a great disservice if you didn't at least give MSR's camping equipment a moment of your time.

To that end, we've compiled a list of brief reviews of the best MSR tents. Take a peek and see what all the fuss is about.

MSR Mutha Hubba Tent Review

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MSR Mutha Hubba Tent

Imagine this: buying a three-person tent that is actually capable of sleeping three people comfortably.

Seems like a fantasy, doesn't it?

Well, the fantasy has become reality with the MSR Mutha Hubba tent.

With 40 square feet of space, 44 inches of height, and a vestibule area of 14 square feet, there really isn't a reason to complain about not having enough space.

And if you pare your party down to just two people, you'll feel like you're camping in a palace.

Pros:

  • Comfortable living
  • Tough
  • Spacious vestibule
  • Quick assembly
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • High price (right around $400)

MSR Hubba Hubba Tent Review

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MSR Hubba Hubba Tent

In all honesty, you'd do much better by getting the Mutha Hubba shelter rather than this one.

That being said, this is a fantastic shelter. And that's just a testimony to how good MSR tents can be. They don't make anything terrible. It's either really good or even better.

The MSR Hubba Hubba tent is one of the really good ones, but has been far surpassed by its successor.

Though it'll cost you a few dollars more, the Mutha Hubba has corrected almost all of the Hubba Hubba's mistakes.

It would definitely be in your best interest to look at that camping tent instead.

MSR Fury Tent Review

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MSR Fury Tent

The MSR Fury has an interior area of 36 square feet and it's just a two person tent!

Gone are the days when you have to upsize your shelter to fit the right amount of people inside.

With the MSR Fury Tent, you'll be able to fit you and your partner, as well as your packs and gear comfortably.

MSR wasn't playing around with the Fury; they were creating one of the best four season tents that could stand against any of Mother Nature's nastiest temperaments.

Positives:

  • Incredibly durable
  • Waterproof
  • Spacious interior

Negatives:

  • Complicated assembly
  • High price tag (just under $500)

MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Tent Review

This shelter is just about as good as they come.

It's a three-season, 2-person tent that can be set up in record time and weighs less than most bivy sacks on the market.

But even though it weighs so little, you're still getting some bang for your buck--the interior area is 29 square feet with a peak height of 40 inches.

And that isn't anything to turn your nose up at.

The Good:

  • Ultra portable
  • Quick assembly
  • Fantastic fly

The Bad:

  • Narrow interior design
  • High price (nearly $500)

Learn more about the Carbon Reflex tentt

MSR Stormking Tent Review

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MSR Stormking Tent

For a shelter that will comfortably house five campers, check out the MSR Stormking.

With 64 square feet of interior space, a peak height of over five feet, and a vestibule area of 26 square feet, the Stormking is well deserving of its name.

This regal shelter certainly has its drawbacks, but most of them are inherent in any large tent.

Of course it's going to be heavy (it's 64 sq ft.!) and not very portable (it's a 5 person tent!), but the advantages outweigh the negatives big time.

The Good:

  • Plenty of interior room
  • Tough design
  • Spacious vesitubles

The Bad:

  • Size and weight
  • High price
  • Poor ventilation

MSR Zoid 2 Tent Review

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This is one of those MSR tents that seems to have it all: great portability, super lightweight construction, durable materials, and a price tag you can afford.

Being especially attractive to those aggressive hikers who like to be on the move without feeling the extra weight of a large two-person tent makes the Zoid 2 one of the best backpacking tents..

But, naturally, there are some drawbacks, too.

The Good:

  • Super lightweight
  • Excellent portability
  • Waterproof
  • Tough

The Bad:

  • Cramped living quarters
  • Loud in high winds

Learn more about the Zoid 2

MSR Zoid 1 Tent Review

msr zoid 1 review

MSR Zoid 1 Tent

If you find yourself feeling cramped or claustrophobic in bivy sacks, you have two options: spend the extra money for a two-person shelter or pick up the Zoid 1.

This model from MSR tents is not a bivy sack. This is a tent.

And because it's a tent, you get 16.3 square feet of interior space and almost three feet of height.

You won't feel like you're sleeping in a cocoon with the Zoid 1.

You have plenty of wiggle room, which also means improved ventilation and no condensation.




Pros:

  • Ultralight weight
  • Lightning quick assembly
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Awkward vestibule design

Learn more about the Zoid 1

MSR Fling Tent Review

The Fling is one helluva backpacking tent.

As one of the most portable and lightweight 2 person backpacking tents in the entire line of MSR tents, the Fling is a great find.

But, although the MSR Fling weighs in at less than three and a half pounds, don't be fooled into thinking that it isn't made of tough stuff.

This freestanding tent is made from silicone- and polyurethane-coated materials that will keep every storm on the right side (the outside) of your tent.



Advantages:

  • Feather-light weight
  • Waterproof
  • Comfortable

Drawbacks:

  • Difficult entry and exit
  • No vestibule
  • Lots of condensation

MSR Missing Link Tent Review

msr missing link tent review

MSR Missing Link Tent

Made with as much care and attention as its cousins, and still with the best materials out there, this model is the cheapest of the line of MSR tents.

Don't be misled by the price tag, though; the Missing Link is a two-person, three-season tent that can take a beating and stand tall.

With sealed and waterproofed walls and floor, the Missing Link will be sure to keep you dry in wet conditions.




Consumers Enjoy:

  • Price
  • Quick set-up
  • Quite lightweight
  • Waterproof

Consumer Dislikes:

  • Collector of condensation
  • Trekking poles necessary, but not included

MSR Board Room Tent Review

msr board room tent review

MSR Board Room Tent

If the MSR Stormking was a giant, the Board Room is a behemoth. This eight person tent measures in with 96 square feet and a peak height of almost seven feet.

If you're planning on setting up camp in one location for a good amount of time, then you may want to consider the MSR Board Room Tent

You can use it as a meeting space, a central living area surrounded by smaller tents, or as all of these in one: you can separately purchase zippered mesh walls to create multiple living spaces within the Board Room.



Pros:

  • Comparatively low price
  • Spacious interior
  • Versatile floor plan
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Floorless without footprint
  • Bad ventilation
  • Collects condensation


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